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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 22

On time [The demon Screwtape writes:] The humans live in time but our Enemy destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 7

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: What sort of a lover am I to think so much about my affliction and so much less about hers? Even the insane call, ‘Come back,’ is all for my own sake. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 12

On joy In speaking of this desire for our own far-off country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 2

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: What does it matter how this grief of mine evolves or what I do with it? What does it matter how I remember her or whether I remember her at all? None … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 18

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: I know that the thing I want is exactly the thing I can never get. The old life, the jokes, the drinks, the arguments, the lovemaking, the tiny, heartbreaking commonplace. On any … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 15

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: And then one or other dies. And we think of this as love cut short; like a dance stopped in mid-career or a flower with its head unluckily snapped off—something truncated and … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 5

TO BEDE GRIFFITHS, with whom Lewis shares an insight from The Great Divorce (Chapter 9), which he is writing at the time: On the utter truth of losing one’s life to save it (with another word about Charles Williams). 25 … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JUNE 21

THINK Before You Speak in Anger “Stupid people express their anger openly, but sensible people are patient and hold it back” (Proverbs 29:11 GNT). Anger confounds many people in our world today. We simply don’t know how to handle our … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JUNE 12

You Don’t Have to Live with Guilt “A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance” (Proverbs 28:13 TLB). God is always ready to give you … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JUNE 5

God Blesses Those Who Are Put Down Because of Him “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy … Continue reading

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